Rochester is a home rule-class city in Butler County, United States, at the confluence of the Green and Mud rivers. The population was 152 at the 2010 census and it is named for Rochester, New York. Rochester is located in western Butler County at 37°12′39″N 86°53′33″W and its northwestern boundary, the Green River, is the county boundary as well, with Ohio County on the opposite side of the river. A small portion of the boundary of the city is formed by the Mud River. Kentucky Route 70 passes through the city, leading east 14 miles to Morgantown, the Butler County seat, Kentucky Route 369 leaves Rochester to the north, crossing the Green River by the Rochester Ferry and leading north 14 miles to Beaver Dam. According to the United States Census Bureau, Rochester has an area of 0.50 square miles, of which 0.027 square miles. As of the census of 2000, there were 186 people,81 households, the population density was 423.6 people per square mile. There were 102 housing units at a density of 232.3 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the city was 100. 00% White,27. 2% of all households were made up of individuals and 19. 8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the family size was 2.75. In the city, the population was out with 20. 4% under the age of 18,5. 9% from 18 to 24,18. 3% from 25 to 44,32. 8% from 45 to 64. The median age was 49 years, for every 100 females there were 89.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.7 males, the median income for a household in the city was $31,250, and the median income for a family was $33,472. Males had an income of $36,563 versus $16,875 for females. The per capita income for the city was $36,708, about 9. 0% of families and 8. 7% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 13. 3% of those sixty five or over
Interstate 65 in Kentucky
Interstate 65 enters the US state of Kentucky 5 miles south of Franklin. It passes by the cities of Bowling Green, Elizabethtown. It has interchanges with four of the states parkways, the first of these is with the William H. Natcher Parkway at Bowling Green, followed by the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway north of city between Smiths Grove and Park City. At Elizabethtown, it has two more interchanges with the Wendell H. Ford Western Kentucky Parkway and the Martha Layne Collins Bluegrass Parkway. I-65 has interchanges with I-265, I-264, and a junction with I-64. The widest stretch of I-65 in its entirety is in Louisville, the highway crosses between the Central and Eastern time zones at the border of Hart and LaRue counties, respectively. The project is completing the rebuild of the Kennedy Interchange just south of both bridges in downtown Louisville, on December 30,2016, both I-65 bridges began using electronic toll collection to charge motorists for their use of this previously toll-free Interstate crossing.
From July 25,1954 until June 30,1975, the portion from the outskirts of Louisville to Elizabethtown was a road bearing the Kentucky Turnpike name. It was signed with a sign featuring a cardinal, the state bird of Kentucky. Unlike most states, Kentucky law requires that tolls be removed when the construction bonds are paid off. The road was thus the first of the extensive system of toll roads to be made free. Unlike the other roads, which maintain their separate names when becoming toll-free and it is today almost impossible to find any traces of its former toll status. On November 15,2006, the stretch of I-65 from Bowling Green to Louisville was renamed the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Highway, on February 12,2007, a bill passed the Kentucky Senate to rename I-65 in Jefferson County the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Expressway. Signage was posted July 25,2007, on July 15,2007, Kentucky officially raised its speed limits on Interstate and State Parkway Highways to 70 miles per hour. Until that date, Kentucky was the state along I-65s path that had a speed limit of 65 mph.
In 2008, Governor Steve Beshear ordered the route to be widened to a minimum of six lanes through the entire state. As of 2016, the majority of project is complete
William H. Natcher Parkway
The William H. Natcher Green River Parkway is a limited-access freeway from Bowling Green to Owensboro in the US state of Kentucky. The Natcher is one of nine highways that are part of Kentuckys parkway system, the parkway begins at an interchange with US Route 231 south of Interstate 65 near Bowling Green. At exit 43, the parkway intersects with the Wendell H. Ford Western Kentucky Parkway, the Natcher Parkway bypasses the cities of Morgantown, Beaver Dam and Hartford. The parkway carries the designation of Kentucky Route 9007. Conceived as the Owensboro–Bowling Green Parkway, it was named the Green River Parkway when it opened on December 15,1972. It received its current name in 1994 following the death of William H. Natcher, Natcher is best known for his record-setting string of 18,401 roll call votes, even being wheeled in on a hospital gurney to vote shortly before his death. However, the newly designed marker signs that were installed on the Natcher Parkway in the summer of 2006 do not bear the words Green River, on November 21,2006, toll plazas on the Natcher were removed.
State law requires toll collection ceases when enough tolls are collected to pay off the parkways construction bonds. Prior to their removal, toll plazas were located at Exit 7 /Bowling Green, Exit 34 /Morgantown, motorists traveling between the I-65 exit and Exit 7 in the Bowling Green area were not charged toll. The Natcher and the nearby Audubon Parkway, were the last two roads in the Kentucky parkway system to have their tolls removed, under Kentucky law, toll roads cease toll collection once their construction bonds are paid, either by collected tolls or other sources. In November 2011, the Natcher was extended by an additional 2.5 miles from I-65 southward to US231 on the side of Bowling Green. This was done to provide relief of traffic on Scottsville Road as that roadway is the busiest thoroughfare in the city. The project included a new interchange to KY622 near Plano, the Southern Kentucky Corridor would connect with the proposed King Coal Highway in West Virginia as listed in Section 1105 in ISTEA.
The preferred I-66 route followed U. S.68 between Bowling Green and Hopkinsville, however the I-66 spur along the Natcher Parkway eventually entered the highway plans. The only remaining study of I-66 was conducted under the Federal Highway Administration and the Illinois Department of Transportation under the 66 Corridor Study, although I-66 has been officially cancelled, the conversion of the William H. The city of Owensboro, Daviess County Fiscal Court, Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Indiana Department of Transportation have never proposed building I-67 nor endorse the specific concept proposed by the I-67 Development Corporation. I-565 story Official Kentucky Transportation Cabinet website with information and toll schedules for the Natcher Parkway KentuckyRoads. com — William H. Natcher Parkway Exit Guide for Natcher Parkway
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
The Transportation Cabinet is led by the Kentucky Secretary of Transportation, who is appointed by the governor of Kentucky. The current Secretary is Mike Hancock, who was appointed by Democratic Governor Steve Beshear, as of October 2012, KYTC maintains 27,562.975 miles of roadways in the state. The Transportation Cabinet is composed of four operating Departments, headed by Commissioners and those units are subdivided into Divisions headed by Directors
United States Numbered Highway System
The United States Numbered Highway System is an integrated network of roads and highways numbered within a nationwide grid in the contiguous United States. The route numbers and locations are coordinated by the American Association of State Highway, the only federal involvement in AASHTO is a nonvoting seat for the United States Department of Transportation. Generally, north-to-south highways are odd-numbered, with lowest numbers in the east, the area of the thirteen states of the United States. Similarly, east-to-west highways are typically even-numbered, with the lowest numbers in the north, where roads were first improved most intensively, major north–south routes have numbers ending in 1 while major east–west routes have numbers ending in 0. Three-digit numbered highways are spur routes of parent highways but are not necessarily connected to their parents, some divided routes exist to provide two alignments for one route, even though many splits have been eliminated. Special routes, usually posted with a banner, can provide various routes, such as an alternate, bypass or business route, Routes were designated, auto trails designated by auto trail associations were the main means of marking roads through the United States.
In 1925, the Joint Board on Interstate Highways, recommended by the American Association of State Highway Officials, after several meetings, a final report was approved by the U. S. Department of Agriculture in November 1925. They received complaints from across the country about the assignment of routes, so the Board made several modifications, as a result of compromises made to get the U. S. Highway System approved, many routes were divided, with alignments to serve different towns. In subsequent years, AASHTO called for such splits in U. S, expansion of the system continued until 1956, when the Interstate Highway System was formed. After construction was completed, many U. S, Routes were replaced by Interstate Highways for through traffic. Highways still form many important regional connections, and new routes are still being added, Routes do not have a minimum design standard, unlike the Interstate Highways, and are not usually built to freeway standards. Many are designated using the streets of the cities and towns through which they run.
New additions to the system, must substantially meet the current AASHTO design standards, as of 1989, the United States Numbered Highways system has a total length of 157,724 miles. Except for toll bridges and tunnels, very few U. S. AASHTO policy says that a road may only be included as a special route. U. S. Route 3 meets this obligation, in New Hampshire, but US Routes in the system do use parts of four toll roads, US51 uses part of the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway in Illinois, the old road is Illinois Route 251. US278 uses the tolled Cross Island Parkway in South Carolina, US412 uses the Cimarron Turnpike in Oklahoma, the old road is US64. US412 uses the Cherokee Turnpike in Oklahoma, the old road is Alternate US412, Routes follow a simple grid in the contiguous United States, in which odd-numbered routes run generally north to south and even-numbered routes run generally east to west
Kentucky Route 70
Kentucky Route 70 is a long east-east state highway that originates at a junction with U. S. Route 60 in Smithland in Livingston County, just east of the Ohio River. Kentucky Route 70 begins in the Livingston County seat of Smithland, Kentucky and it travels eastward to a junction with KY866, and reaches a dead end at Tiline, along the Cumberland River. KY70 does not connect from there to Dycusburg, not since the service at that point was discontinued in 1951. KY70 returns to life at Dycusburg, on the Crittenden County side of the river, KY295 ends at that same point. KY70 moves on to join US Route 641 and Kentucky Route 91 in southern Crittenden County, KY70 and 91 departs from US641, and the two state routes split not too long after. Highway 91 goes southeast for Princeton, while KY70 continues due east to go through mainly rural sections of northern Caldwell County, KY70 crosses the Tradewater River into Hopkins County. It intersects }KY109 at Beulah, and reaches Madisonville and it gets co-signed with U. S.
Route 41 in downtown Madisonville before breaking off and traverses the Exit 114 interchange of Interstate 69 on the east side. It intersects KY85 just east of town before KY70 enters Muhlenberg County, in Central City, US431 and KY70 both meet US Route 62, and traverse the exit 58 interchange of the Wendell H. Ford Western Kentucky Parkway. That interchange was a toll booth site until the 1987 discontinuation of the WK Parkways toll plazas. The concurrently running US431 and KY70 continues southeastward from Central City through the intersection of KY176 in Drakesboro, much of US 431s concurrency with KY70 is designated as part of a Kentucky Scenic Byway. KY70 breaks off from US431 at that point south of Drakesboro, steam from the Tennessee Valley Authoritys Paradise Coal-firing plant can be seen from the highway between Drakesboro and Rochester. In Butler County, Kentucky Route 70 intersects KY369 while going through Rochester and it intersects Kentucky Route 106 not too far southeast of there, and would go on to the communities of South Hill and Dunbar.
Not too far east of Dunbar, KY70 intersects KY1468, the route intersects the Exit 29 interchange of the Natcher Parkway. That intersection opened during the 1999-2000 fiscal year, between the Natcher Parkway and US 231/KY79, KY70 is known as Veterans Way and runs concurrently with US231 Truck and KY79 Truck. KY70 runs concurrently with U. S. Route 231 and Kentucky Route 79 from Morgantown, in Aberdeen, KY70 actually departs US231 a little bit after KY79 does. KY70 intersects KY79 for a time, continuing east from Aberdeen through Jetson, and Roundhill. After the intersection with KY185, KY70 immediately enters Edmonson County, KY70 rolls onward towards the communities of Huff and Windyville. It meets KY259, and KY70 and 259 run concurrently to cross the Green River at Brownsville and this is KY 70s second crossing of the Green River
Morgantown is a home rule-class city in, and the seat of, Butler County, United States. The population was 2,394 at the time of the 2010 census, the etymology of the citys present name is uncertain. It may have chosen to honor a hunter named Morgan or to honor Daniel Morgan Smith. It was incorporated as Morgantown by the assembly in 1813. Granville Allen, a member of the 17th Kentucky Infantry, was one of the first Union soldiers to die in the Civil War, a monument was erected by the Granville Allen Post #93 GAR. This first skirmish between the North and South took place on the Daniel Boone Johnson property, the Johnson Cemetery is still there and is directly above the monument, which is a limestone marker cut into the side of the old Logansport road. Morgantown has one of two monuments in the country dedicated to soldiers of both sides who died in the Civil War. The Confederate-Union Veterans Monument in Morgantown is located on the grounds of the county courthouse, the city formerly had a sister city in Tatsuruhama, but that city is now part of Nanao.
Morgantown is located near the center of Butler County at 37°13′10″N 86°41′33″W and it is situated on the top of a bluff on the west side of the Green River. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 2.4 square miles, of which 0.012 square miles. As of the census of 2000, there were 2,544 people,1,051 households, the population density was 754.8 people per square mile. There were 1,148 housing units at a density of 340.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 95. 52% White,1. 10% African American,0. 16% Native American,0. 31% Asian,2. 36% from other races, hispanic or Latino of any race were 3. 22% of the population. 36. 9% of all households were made up of individuals and 18. 5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older, the average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.90. In the city, the population was out with 23. 0% under the age of 18,11. 2% from 18 to 24,24. 8% from 25 to 44,21. 0% from 45 to 64. The median age was 38 years, for every 100 females there were 82.9 males.
For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.9 males, the median income for a household in the city was $19,912, and the median income for a family was $27,218. Males had an income of $24,671 versus $18,594 for females
Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway
The Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway, commonly known as the Mountain Parkway, is a freeway in eastern Kentucky. The route runs from Interstate 64 just east of Winchester southeast for 75.627 miles to a junction with U. S. Route 460 near Salyersville. The Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway was built in the early 1960s, the route was originally signed only as the Mountain Parkway. In the late 1970s, the Bert T. Combs name was added to honor the governor from the mountains who spearheaded construction of the highway, auxiliary plates were added above the circular Mountain Parkway signs to mark the designation. As with all of Kentuckys toll roads, the tolls were removed as the bonds were paid off. Tolls were removed from the section in 1985, and the road became a freeway in 1986 when the remaining tolls were removed from the two-lane section. The route was designated Kentucky Route 114 in April 1985, in August, the road was redesignated Kentucky Route 402. On January 15,2014, Kentucky governor Steve Beshear announced plans to extend the parkway to US23 in Prestonsburg, which would include widening the highway to four lanes for its entire length
A concurrency in a road network is an instance of one physical road bearing two or more different highway, motorway, or other route numbers. When two freeways share the same right-of-way, it is called a common section or commons. Other terminology for a concurrency includes overlap, duplex, multiplex, concurrent numbering can become very common in countries that allow it. In some countries, concurrent numbering is avoided by posting only one number on road signs. Criticism of concurrencies include environmental intrusion, as well as being considered a factor in road accidents, most concurrencies are simply a combination of two route numbers on the same physical road. This is often advantageous as well as economically advantageous, it may be better for two route numbers to be combined into one along riverways or through mountain valleys. Some nations allow for concurrencies to occur, some nations specifically do not allow it to happen, in those nations which do permit concurrencies, it can become very common.
In these countries, there are a variety of concurrences which can occur, an example of this is the concurrency of I-70 and I-76 on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in western Pennsylvania. A triple Interstate concurrency is found north of Madison, with I-39, I-90, Wisconsin has another triple Interstate concurrency along the five-mile section of I-41, I-43, and I-894 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The concurrency of I-41 and I-43 on this roadway is an example of a wrong-way concurrency, the longest Interstate highway concurrency is I-80 and I-90 for 265 miles across Indiana and Ohio. There are examples of eight-way concurrencies, I-465 around Indianapolis and Georgia State Route 10 Loop around downtown Athens, Georgia. Portions of the 53-mile I-465 overlap with I-74, US31, US36, US40, US52, US421, SR37, seven of the eight other designations overlap between exits 46 and 47 to create an eight-way concurrency. In the United States, concurrencies are simply marked by placing signs for both routes on the same or adjacent posts, the federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices prescribes that when mounting these adjacent signs together that the numbers will be arranged vertically or horizontally in order of precedence.
The order to be used is Interstate Highways, U. S. Highways, state highways, and finally county roads, several states do not officially have any concurrencies, instead officially ending routes on each side of one. There are several circumstances where unusual concurrencies exist along state borders, one example occurs along the Oklahoma–Arkansas state line. At the northern end of this border Oklahoma State Highway 20 runs concurrently with Arkansas Highway 43, concurrencies are found in Canada. In Manitoba, the Trans-Canada Highway from Winnipeg to Portage la Prairie is concurrently signed with Yellowhead Highway, in Ontario, the Queen Elizabeth Way and Highway 403 run concurrently between Burlington and Oakville, forming the provinces only concurrency between two 400-series highways. In the United Kingdom, routes do not run concurrently with others, where this would normally occur, the roadway takes the number of only one of the routes, while the other routes are considered to have a gap and are signed in brackets
Owensboro is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Daviess County, United States. It is the fourth-largest city in the state by population and it is located on U. S. Route 60 about 107 miles southwest of Louisville, and is the principal city of the Owensboro metropolitan area. The metropolitan population was estimated at 116,506, evidence of American Indian settlement in the area dates back 12,000 years. Following a series of failed uprisings with British support, the first European descendant to settle in Owensboro was frontiersman William Smeathers or Smothers in 1797, for whom the riverfront park is named. The settlement was known as Yellow Banks from the color of the land beside the Ohio River. The Lewis and Clark Expedition wintered at what is todays Owensboro prior to departing on their famous travels, in 1817, Yellow Banks was formally established under the name Owensborough, named after Col. Abraham Owen. In 1893, the spelling of the name was shortened to its current Owensboro, in August 1864, Owensboro was subject to a raid by a band of Confederate guerrillas from Tennessee led by Captain Jack Bennett, an officer in Stovepipe Johnsons Partisan Rangers.
Another major battle occurred 8 miles south of Owensboro and is signified by a monument marking the battle located beside US Highway 431. Several distillers, mainly of bourbon whiskey, have been in, the major distillery still in operation is the Glenmore Distillery Company, now owned by the Sazerac Company. On August 14,1936, downtown Owensboro was the site of the last public hanging in the United States, rainey Bethea was executed for the rape and murder of 70-year-old Lischa Edwards. The execution was presided over by a sheriff, Florence Shoemaker Thompson. The end of the Second World War brought civil engineering projects which helped turn Owensboro from an industrial town into a modern. The Owensboro Wagon Company, established in 1884, was one of the largest and most influential companies in the nation. With eight styles or sizes of wagons, the set the standard of quality at the turn of the 20th century. Frederick A. Ames came to Owensboro from Washington, Pennsylvania and he started the Carriage Woodstock Company to repair horse-drawn carriages.
In 1910, he began to manufacture a line of automobiles under the Ames brand name, Ames hired industrialist Vincent Bendix in 1912, and the company became the Ames Motor Car Company. Despite its product being called the best $1500 car by a Texas car dealer, the company began manufacturing replacement bodies for the more widely sold Ford Model T. In 1922, the company itself and started to manufacture furniture under the name Ames Corporation